Politics

Separation of Powers

May 30, 2006

Analysis of the current interplay between the branches of government, from the Rep. William Jefferson case to wartime initiatives.

Mexican Migration

May 24, 2006

The forces driving Mexican migration, and the role of Mexican politics and U.S. immigration policy.

Mary Cheney: "Now It's My Turn" (Threshold Editions)

May 18, 2006

The daughter of Vice President Dick Cheney talks about living in the political spotlight as a campaign strategist and a gay woman.

Immigration reform and the border

May 16, 2006

Reaction to the President's speech on immigration and political prospects for reform.

Clark Kent Ervin: "Open Target" (Palgrave Macmillan)

May 9, 2006

The former inspector general of the Department of Homeland Security reveals gaps in America's defenses and suggests ways to close them.

Politics of Gas Prices

May 1, 2006

The White House and Congressional leaders are scrambling to come up with proposals aimed at assuaging voter concerns about rising prices at the pump. We talk about the political perils and opportunities of higher gas prices.

Linda Diebel: "Betrayed" (Carroll & Graf)

April 28, 2006

In a new book a former journalist details the work of one of Mexico's best known human rights lawyers, Digna Ochoa, and why some believe her death in 2001 was a politically motivated murder covered up by top Mexican officials.

Senator Edward Kennedy: "America Back On Track" (Viking)

April 27, 2006

The Massachusetts Democrat says good government is key to the nation's future.

Joe Klein: "Politics Lost" (Doubleday)

April 26, 2006

The author of "Primary Colors" and "The Natural" writes about what's wrong with the current state of politics in America and what can be done to fix it.

Senator Gordon Smith

April 24, 2006

The Republican senator from Oregon talks about his son's losing battle with depression and issues before the Senate.

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